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Dual wielding

Video game concept

Player can wield two related weapons simultaneously, such as two handguns, two scimitars, and so on.

224
games
30
platforms

Alternate name: Guns akimbo

The first video game about Dual wielding was released in 1990.

Devolver Digital, Bethesda Softworks and Ubisoft has published most of these games

Related:
* Ambidextrous
* Asymmetric dual wielding

Contrast:
* Two-handed melee weapons - wielding a single weapon with two hands
For both melee and ranged weapons. In case you get to mix melee and ranged weapons and similarly unrelated weapons, use asymmetric dual wielding instead.

Also for the unlikely cases where the character has more than two hands that it uses for wielding weapons.

Usually the weapons or tools are "activated" simultaneously or otherwise from same action button. Swinging two swords or firing two guns at the same time or in quick succession.

Related group

Tools
Mêlée weapons

Platforms

Windows 74
Linux 53
X360 14
Mac OS X 13
PS3 12
PS2 12
Xbox 8
MS-DOS 5
GameCube 3
Wii 2
Mac OS Classic 2
N64 2
PSP 2
Amiga AGA 2
BeOS 2
PS4 2
BSD 2
Nintendo DS 2
Mega Drive 1
Lynx 1
Amiga 1
Dreamcast 1
Mobile 1
Mega-CD 1
Android 1
Atari ST 1
Xbox One 1
SNES 1
PS 1
NES 1

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